Although Roose Bolton betrayed the northmen...i believe his involvement in the RW and the other betrayals aren't very clear in the minds of the northmen(the houses that were very loyal to Stark: Glover,Umber,Mormont,Flint,Manderly) and no one can practically testify against him,and if his Ramsay would die and the Frey too i see him returning to the Dreadfort and not being brought justice upon him by the Stark loyalists(GNC).
I will pinpoint moments of betrayal and possible people that could inflame the spirits of the mentioned houses above:
1.So first he betrays Robett Glover...sending him to Duskendale.I dont think that it seems such a clear betrayal to send your men to their peril,it can easily be taken as stupidity,bad battle commander.
2.The men that he left behind to their peril at the Battle of the Ruby Ford -Wylis is caught and we all know how sane he is now,there isnt any other notable lord to get captured or escape to testify against Bolton
3.The most interesting part -The Red Wedding
If you read it you will see that the most of the massacre was done by Frey men.Catelyn drops to the floor from a quarrel and then sees "northmen with furs" coming in and decapitating the SmallJon.The rest of the important casualties(Dacey,Robin Flint,Wendel are done by the Frey).
Only at the end of the wedding after the Greatjon is taken and Smalljon is dead Catelyn sees the man in pink sending his regards...
Now the captives:
Edmure-doesnt know who did what except of Frey,still prisoner.
Marq Piper-Might be but hes a hostage so he couldnt have told the involvement of Roose(we dont even know if he wasnt taken before Roose appeared).
GreatJon-drunk at the wedding and captive and the moment so he cant tell his story.
Patrek Mallister-captive at Seagard(i suppose he cant send ravens if hes a captive).
I dont think LSH communicates via ravens with GNC (or the houses mentioned at the begining) or any other message,same would go with the other Houses of the Riverlands...
So what i want to prove is that Roose Bolton is almost safe even if there would be a Stark restoration.He cant be accused of his bastard deeds (Wex pinpointing Ramsay for the sack of WF in front of Wyman+Robett),or the Lady Hornwood incident.
I saw alot of posts that would see Roose dead when and if Starks come back...but i dont see any House that can effectively find his "traitor stains".
I dont say he isnt feared by the northmen for coming up with the Freys but now he has the most powerful house of the north so Warden of the North doesnt seem so strange,so troublesome for them.
I believe he played his part very good and he would fall like a cat on his legs even if Starks come back.The same thing i cannot say for Ramsay.But all in all i believe Roose is fine..
What do you think?
Edited by sanzor, 07 May 2014 - 02:50 PM.